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Lisa Zollner




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Ms. Zollner is a Rice alumna (WRC 1999). She spent seven years practicing law, primarily civil litigation, before returning to Rice to direct the Office of Student Judicial Programs. A policy studies and political science major at Rice, after graduation Ms. Zollner worked at the non-profit research organization, Hudson Institute, before attending law school. At Hudson Institute, she worked with the local police department’s domestic violence unit, as well with the county probation and parole offices and county lockup facility, interviewing probationers, parolees, and arrestees.


Emily Garza

Student Conduct Officer



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Before joining the Office of Student Judicial Programs Ms. Garza provided legal counsel and guidance to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Through her seven-year experience in this field, she has gained an in-depth understanding of the issues that arise in these matters. Ms. Garza is a graduate of Trinity University and Texas Tech School of Law. She has practiced law since 2005, previously focusing on the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault and family law in her staff attorney positions with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Texas Advocacy Project in Austin.


Crystal Shannon

Administrative Coordinator



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Ms. Shannon is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor in Management and a Masters in Management and Human Resources. She has a background in administration and management, gained while working at one of the largest oil and gas corporations, and at Stephen F. Austin State University. Ms. Shannon has been with Rice University since the fall of 2010.


Welcome to Student Judicial Affairs.

Student Judicial Programs mission is to articulate and enforce standards of conduct behavior among all students. These standards are not intended merely to prohibit misbehavior and to punish violations of regulations but to educate about behavior and character traits that the community wishes to promote or discourage; to protect members of the community from harm or unwarranted interference; to hold individuals and groups responsible for their actions and the consequences of their behavior; and to cultivate an environment conducive to our community’s primary purpose — education.